Speaker Management Online Seminar Series

Speaker Management Online Seminar Series

Event Information


Apr 30, 2018 - May 03, 2018 Eastern


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



United States

CAE Hours:



Foundational, Applied

Member Price:


NonMember Price:


Access Points:



CAE Credits: Registrants will earn a maximum of 4 CAE credits.

Whether your education program is virtual or in-person, preparing and managing speakers can be tricky. But with the right techniques you can mentor them so that their themes and presentations match your brand. This online seminar series—created specifically for association employees whose work involves professional development—identifies key issues in speaker management and explores solutions for vetting and cultivating faculty for your learning programs.

During this four-part virtual program, you’ll have an opportunity to network with colleagues and gather tips and practical tools that you can implement immediately at the office. Register now to:

  • address speaker management concerns through presentations and facilitated chat discussions.
  • gain new knowledge to help you implement best practices for empowering faculty.
  • network with fellow association professionals and professional development subject-matter experts.

This online seminar series consists of four 60-minute live online sessions that feature facilitated audio content and conversations. Before the first session, registrants will receive login information and links to test their computer and become acquainted with the platform. Participants will have access to recorded sessions, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar series will close Friday, April 27, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Register here for the full series, or register for one or more individual sessions:

Session 1: Cultivating Educational Content

Session 2: Vetting and Selecting Speakers

Session 3: Preparing Speakers and Panels

Session 4: Onsite Support and Program Follow-up

  • Agenda

    • Monday, April 30, 2018

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Cultivating Educational Content

      Tuesday, May 1, 2018

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Vetting and Selecting Speakers

      Wednesday, May 2, 2018

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Preparing Speakers and Panels

      Thursday, May 3, 2018

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Onsite Support and Program Follow-up

  • Speakers

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      Lester Cornelius

      Lester Cornelius, Event Content Strategist with PLM World, strives to provide top-notch education opportunities to his association’s members throughout the year. Lester is a member of ASAE, PCMA, IAEE, and has volunteered in various outlets of these organizations. He holds a Master of Arts in Educational Studies from McKendree University and has worked in both the higher education and the association industries, including the University of Missouri St. Louis, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Children’s Hospital Association. He strongly believes that education is an ongoing and continuously evolving process.

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      Sara Meier, MS.Ed, CAE

      Sara Meier joined MCI USA in 2006 with a background in program management, nonprofit resource and strategic plan development and serves as the Senior Vice President of Credentialing & Learning Solutions. In this capacity, Sara works with organizations to determine performance objectives for learning management systems and credentialing programs and assess how structure, content, delivery and metrics can align with company objectives. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and received her graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2009. An active member of ASAE, she is currently the Chair of the AMC Section Council.

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      Sharon Shuford, LEED GA, CTC, CITE, CAE

      Sharon Shuford, CAE, CITE, LEED GA is currently senior director of events and professional development at BOMA Georgia, where she is responsible for education programming, content, format, speaker and SME recruitment, and logistics management. Previously, Sharon has over 30 years of professional experience planning and producing meetings, education content, and events in the association, third party and corporate sectors. She has been bringing best practices to her programs and to the hospitality industry as a founding board member and past president of Site Southeast and past president of the Atlanta GMIC Chapter. She is on the ASAE Professional Development Section Council and is an active member of the Georgia Society of Association Executives.

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      Kip Eads, CAE

      Kip Eads, CAE has been with the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) since 2010 as the Director of Learning Experiences and Certification. She has 19+ years of experience in association management, including the development of education offerings and administration of certification programs. Her primary responsibilities now include the overall strategy for achieving PRSM's vision and mission for member knowledge sharing through online and face-to-face conferences. She has extensive experience in committee management and received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2004.

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